Bonney Butte HawkWatch, OR

August 27 – October 31
Daily 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Weather Permitting

About the Site

Since 1994, crews of volunteers have watched thousands of raptors migrate past iconic Mt. Hood at the Bonney Butte HawkWatch. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, HawkWatch International conducts this long-term research to keep a critical pulse on the health of raptor populations and the broader environment in Oregon. As the only site of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, The Bonney Butte HawkWatch also provides an incredible opportunity to experience the magic of migration firsthand.

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The Site at a Glance

Our Partners

The Bonney Butte HawkWatch would not be possible without the support of our partners. Thank you for investing in long-term raptor research, education, and conservation.

Join our Community of Raptor Conservationists

Curious what the crew is up to? Have questions about the local weather or the recent flight? Join our community of raptor conservationists in the Friends of Bonney Butte Facebook Group!

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